October is not just about the pink and saving the tatas. October is also dedicated to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. Throughout this entire month, I will be doing my part the best that I can to raise awareness, to break the silence, to make the heartbreaking topic of pregnancy & infant loss less taboo.
I wasn't always so outspoken and forthcoming about my losses. There was a time when I didn't talk about my sweet angels. There was a time when it seemed no one wanted to hear about my babies who were too precious for this earth.
But I realized I was doing myself a disservice. I was not honoring my angels like I wanted to. I was not making myself available to other grieving mamas who may need a safe place to talk, to vent, to just be.
So, I started talking about them. My miscarriages. My babies. My unexplained secondary infertility.
At first, to just a somewhat anonymous Twitter community.
And then finally I came out to my friends and family.
And I found that it has been helping me heal. My heart will never be completely unbroken. That is not possible.
But talking about my precious Peanut and Blueberry, being there for other grieving mamas has helped eased the pain.
I knew that I wanted to do a few special things for my grieving mothers out there this month. For one of these, I commissioned my sister of Gems by Ginny to create this beautiful bracelet of baby blue and pink crystals adorned with silver angel winged hearts. I wanted one of my fellow mamas of a sweet, sweet angel to have this. To wear this and know that her baby is not forgotten.
(If you are interested in contacting Ginny to create a custom memorial bracelet for yourself or a dear friend or family member, please do not hesitate to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would be more than happy to work with you to create the perfect bracelet, necklace, or earrings.)
How can you win? Just complete the Rafflecopter form below. I am showing some love for Karen of Patching Hearts who wrote a beautiful guest post on my blog Friday about her sweet angel, Parker, so a couple of the entries are for her. <3
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only. I wish I could make it international, but shipping costs & customs makes this difficult for me. :( Giveaway ends at 12:01am on Monday, October 15th. Once the winner is announced & emailed, they will have 48 hours to reply back or a new winner will have to be chosen.